I just watched the amazing talk of Tina Roth Eisenberg – better known as SwissMiss – at SXSW. Those are the best spent 45 mins of today. You have to watch it as well. Promise?

Video streaming by UstreamIt left me so inpired and motivated. Tina (after this talk I feel like we are besties) talks about the 10 rules she lives by and I want to share them here as well. Just in case you are at work or don’t want to watch the whole talk.

1. Invest your life in what you love
2. Embrace enthusiasm
3. Complaining is not an option
4. Trust and empower
5. Experience > money
6. Surround yourself with likeminded people
7. Collaborate
8. Ignore haters
9. Make time to think and breathe
10. If an opportunity scares you, take it
11. Be someones eccentric aunt

My blog is now almost 6 month old. Can you believe it? And since my birthday is coming up, I want to take this opportunity to talk about where I want to go.

The last month have been a challenge but a very satisfying one. It’s sometimes hard to come home after a whole day of work and create something. I’m just the happiest when I’m just sitting on the floor and crafting. But it is time and energy consuming. Especially since it’s dark outside and taking good pictures is a challenge on its own. My boyfriend sometimes complains that I spend so much time on this blog. I do understand him. I do. It’s just that it makes me so happy…

What I’m not so happy about is that I can only update my blog once a week since I have to built, create, craft something first, take pictures, upload and write a text. This takes many hours of my time. Which I do love to invest, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that I can’t do it more than once a week. And what’s the second thing that I’m not so happy about is that it doesn’t tell you who I am. It’s all about the projects and I tell you sometimes where the inspiration comes from but I want to put more of my life into this. Keep you updated on what’s going on and what I’m doing.

I’m going to try this in the next few weeks and see how it goes. I hope you stay with me.

I hope that one day I can only do what I love. Like Tina. My new (and not related) eccentric aunt.

But for now. Carry on!